Originally from Vancouver, Erica’s 20 year career in classical ballet
and contemporary dance took her to the United States, Canada, and
Europe. She won numerous awards in her career, including finalist in
the 1991 Prix de Lausanne Competition. She danced with Oregon Ballet
Theatre, the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Gulbenkian Ballet and
was a freelance artist extensively in Europe.
Erica found her way to becoming a manual therapist through her
profession as a professional dancer. She completed training in the
Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education™ in Paris, France in 2006
while she continued to work as a free lance dancer and dance teacher.
Wishing to further her development in manual therapy Erica returned to
Vancouver and completed a 5-year (part-time) program, as well as a
quantitative thesis. Erica graduated in 2019 from the Canadian School
of Osteopathy Manual Practice (Vancouver) and won the Coup de Coeur
Thesis Award for her research study in olfactory dysfunction (altered
sense of smell).
Erica continues to teach ballet, contemporary dance and the
Feldenkrais® Method locally and internationally. Locally, Erica is on
faculty at Harbour Dance.